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Definition of "unorthodox" []

  • Breaking with convention or tradition; not orthodox. (adjective)
  • Not conventional in belief, behaviour, custom, etc (adjective)

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Use "unorthodox" in a sentence
  • "What was it to him that these uneducated boors, in their feeble ignorance, tried constantly to entrap him into something which they called unorthodox, and to twist his words into the semblance of fancied heresy?"
  • "He shunned IMF aid to protect what he called "unorthodox" measures from oversight."
  • "Orban has shunned the IMF since taking office in 2010 to prevent interference in what he called his "unorthodox" measures."